World Footwear


Clarks to cut 103 jobs

Nov 23, 2023 / United Kingdom
The difficult economic conditions and the cost-of-living crisis, which are having a negative impact on the British footwear retailer’s results, are believed to be the cause of these cuts

C & J Clark International recorded a decline in sales and profits in 2022

Oct 4, 2023 / United Kingdom
The operating subsidiary of the British footwear retailer Clarks saw its turnover and profits fall last calendar year due to supply chain issues following the COVID-19 pandemic

Clarks names new Managing Director for the UK and Ireland

Jul 13, 2023 / United Kingdom
The British footwear label has announced that Under Armour's former Vice President of retail Bob Neville will serve as its new Managing Director for the UK and Republic of Ireland

Clarks partners up with Apparel Group

Jul 5, 2023 / United Arab Emirates
The British footwear label has joined forces with the global fashion and lifestyle conglomerate Apparel Group to expand its retail footprint across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Clarks appoints creative specialist

Feb 23, 2023 / United Kingdom
The British label has appointed the artist and film-maker Set Free Richardson to the role of Clarks Originals creative specialist, building on the duo’s previous collaboration

Clarks teams up with Zara in capsule collection

Feb 10, 2023 / United Kingdom
The British footwear brand has teamed up with the fashion retailer to create a capsule collection that reinvents some of its classic designs, including the Wallabee and Desert Boot styles

Salehe Bembury reinvents the iconic Clarks Lugger

Jan 24, 2023 / United Kingdom
The renowned American footwear designer has teamed up with Clarks Originals to reinvent the brand’s iconic style Lugger, almost 40 years since it was introduced

Clarks recalls shoes over toxic chemical hazard

Nov 11, 2022 / United Kingdom
The British company has issued a global safety recall of eight styles of the Breeze and Brinkley women's shoes after learning about excess levels of chemicals that can be toxic for the wearers

Clarks ventures into the metaverse

May 18, 2022 / United Kingdom
The British label has launched the Cicaverse immersive experience on Roblox to celebrate the children’s unisex sneaker style, Cica, in partnership with the metaverse development studio Melon

Clarks CEO leaves after less than a year in the role

Nov 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Víctor Herrero will now join Australian jewellery group Lovisa. The Melbourne-based group announced the appointment, saying Mr. Herrero would come on board as soon as COVID19 restrictions allowed

Clarks: majority stake acquisition completed and new CEO named

Mar 17, 2021 / Hong Kong
The Hong Kong-based private equity firm LionRock Capital has completed its investment in Clarks. The deal, announced back in November, amounts to 100 million British pounds

CEO Giorgio Presca exits Clarks

Feb 25, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to several reports on the news, the CEO of Clarks has reportedly left the business. Other members of the company’s executive team are allegedly leaving as well

Li Ning’s unit Viva China to acquire majority stake at Clarks

Jan 29, 2021 / United Kingdom
The Chinese gymnast-turned-businessman Li Ning is about to take control of the British shoemaker less than a month after Clarks sold a majority stake to the Hong Kong-based private equity firm LionRock Capital, of which Li is Non-Executive Chairman

Clarks to close 50 stores

Oct 16, 2020 / United Kingdom
Clarks is expected to go ahead with a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) which can result in the closure of several of its shops in order to secure a capital injection from Hong Kong-based private equity firm LionRock, Sky News reported

Clarks considers permanently closing stores

Apr 8, 2020 / United Kingdom
The UK-based footwear retailer is preparing for the permanent closure of some of its stores and asked bankers to advise on options available for the strategic move
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